On June 1st, 2009, The Rose Colella Trio, a Chicago-based jazz group, released their debut album entitled “Small Hours.” Featuring Rose Colella on vocals, Dan Effland on guitar and Joe Policastro on bass, the album is comprised of the trio’s own unique arrangements of eleven classic jazz standards.
“Small Hours” was recorded at Chicago’s HI-Z Productions in the Summer of 2008 upon the trio’s completion of a month-long engagement at the popular downtown Chicago jazz club, Pops for Champagne. Policastro had just returned from a year-long residency in Germany to join Colella and Effland, who had been playing duo together for several years. Enthusiastic audiences returned to Pops week after week as the trio featured the songs that would soon appear on their debut recording. After hosting two very successful CD Release parties, the trio performs several times a week in the Chicago area, including a monthly residency at Katerina’s, along with other fine establishments such as The Drake Hotel. The trio also performs regularly for private events and weddings.
Lola Bard Productions represents the trio and is owned by Colella, who named the company after her grandmother, a 1930’s vocalist who recorded with Bobby Hackett and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. “Small Hours” is available online or on itunes, along with select Midwest retailers, including Barnes & Noble. The trio’s “Tones” radio interview is available on their web site and tracks from the album are frequently featured on WDCB, Chicago’s premier jazz radio station. The Rose Colella Trio is scheduled for their first Midwest Tour in the Summer of 2010.